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Traditional Wedding – Our Opening Event at Bale ฯ• Tau

Our first major event at Bale ฯ• Tau was a unusual mix of traditional Sundanese (regional culture) wedding ceremony and live reggae concert! The wedding opened with the traditional Upacara Adat ceremony involving martial arts and role-playing theatre, which was followed by traditional artists performing Pencak Silat martial arts, Jaipong dance and

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Sand Warriors return… with new recruits joining the war on waste….

Our second community beach clean turned out to be an even more resounding success than the first! On the 30th March we were joined by over 200 people from the local community, including schools and other local organisations. Great work everyone! ๐Ÿ˜€ The fact that the 30th March was in

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Creating Space to Learn Together – Bale ฯ• Tau – Our New Community Building

Construction of Bale ฯ• Tau, our community centre for ‘learning together’ (‘belajar bersama’), has been a great experience this year. It is a very simple building based around local vernacular design and built by hand without electricity on-site using traditional construction techniques… …plus a few added twist and turn design

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Beachside Acoustic Fundraiser Helping Victims of Volcano Eruption

Our Valentines Acoustic music event fell on the day of the eruption of mount Kelud in central Java, which was only a couple weeks after the devasting eruption at Mount Sinabung in Sumatra, so we made our music event a fundraiser for victims of the eruptions. The event was brimming

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Sand Warriors Start to Gather…

Our first community clean-up event has been a great success! Last Sunday (16th March) we were joined by literally a truckload(!) of teenagers from the junior red cross (PMR) from the local Senior High School (SMAN1 Parigi). The PMR were keen to work with us as part of their social

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New Way to Share the Word…

We have designed and printed bookmarks in the shape of a surfboard which give 6 key pointers about action for more responsible tourism.  The majority of tourists in Batukaras are Indonesians travelling from towns and cities for the weekend so the bookmarks are therefore printed in Indonesian. With the surfboard

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Design Competition Awards

It was great to give the awards and prizes from our first design competition, which were well received ๐Ÿ™‚ Our 3 adult winners were Weni Sri Augustine (SMAN1 Parigi), Gilang (Cybernet Cijulang) and Hans (Galaxy Printing Pangandaran).  Our 6 younger category winners came from 3 of the local  primary schools, SD

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Positive Signs :)

Mang Asep, Mang Ucu, Demsix and Mondol helped to put up 5 signs on the beaches around Batukaras. The signs give rules for keeping the beach clean and preserving trees and plants along the coast…. and inform people of relevant laws and penalties. This idea was proposed by local residents and

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Loving it UP! …music on the beach Friday Feb 14

Feeling Feb 14? We’re hosting an acoustic music night tomorrow night at a beachfront community space called ‘Shelter’ in Batukaras featuring some great artists from bands near and far…. As well as awesome musicians from bands in the local area, there are also some visiting musicians from Bandung City and

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Our First Newsletter

Welcome to the first CLEAR community newsletter and the start of our new blog! We look forward to sharing ideas and achievements as this new initiative develops. It is very early days and we have been starting balls rolling in lots of directions! 2014 is promising to be a great year

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